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Coupa Appoints Ray Martinelli as Executive Vice President of People
Skilled Human Resource Executive Brings more than 20 years of Global Management Experience to help Accelerate Coupa’s Rapid Growth & Expansion
SAN MATEO — December 8, 2015 —Coupa Software, the leader in cloud-based spend management, announced today the appointment of Ray Martinelli as executive vice president of people. Martinelli will oversee the company's global human resource operations.
“Ray is an HR veteran who brings an immense wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, and we're thrilled to expand and strengthen our leadership team as we head into 2016," said Rob Bernshteyn, CEO of Coupa. “I expect Ray to become an integral force in our company's continued formation and growth, and we are excited to watch him thrive in this new chapter of his impressive career. Additionally, we look forward to leveraging Ray’s global HR management expertise to further catapult our brand's development and accelerate the momentum we generated in 2015."
Martinelli brings more than 20 years of experience in global human resource management with industry-leading, high-growth companies in Silicon Valley. Before Coupa, Martinelli was the chief people officer at Alfresco Software where he was responsible for global human resources and worked closely with the executive team to scale the organization and expand its global presence.
"I’m excited about joining the Coupa family. We help hundreds of visionary companies worldwide leverage our innovations to manage their bottom line by amplifying the power of every dollar, euro, pound, or whatever the currency,” Martinelli said. “Coupa’s SaaS model is helpful in harmonizing global business processes, and I’m thrilled to be part of a team whose singular focus is on customer success.”
Prior to Alfresco, Martinelli was chief people officer at ServiceSource (NYSE:SCI) where he helped grow the company from 150 employees to more than 3,500 employees worldwide. Throughout his career, Martinelli assumed executive-level human resource roles at leading technology brands, including Macromedia where he served as senior vice president of human resources, as well as Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) and Computer Curriculum Corporation where he worked as a global vice president of human resources for both companies. He began his career at Apple in 1998 as a director of human resources.
Martinelli earned a master’s degree in organizational development from Golden Gate University and a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from Sacramento State University.
About Coupa Software
Coupa Software enables businesses everywhere to recognize bottom-line financial success via Savings-as-a-Service. More than 500 customers doing business in over 100 countries use Coupa to support business agility and reduce costs. Only Coupa provides an organic suite of true cloud applications including accounts payable, procurement, expense management, sourcing and inventory, allowing customers to realize a return on investment that starts within a few months and grows continually. Learn more at www.coupa.com. Read more at our company blog, Making Cents or follow @Coupa on Twitter